That weekend, a delegation from Washington visited Central America to address the issue, without going through Tegucigalpa.
The envoy by President Joe Biden to seek a solution to the irregular immigration of the North Triangle of Central America, Ricardo Ziga, started a business trip this Monday that will take him to Guatemala and El Salvador.
The Honduran media claims that the delegate avoided the country after the president, Juan Orlando Hernndez, was questioned for alleged links to the drug trade.
“This Holy Week we had a very fruitful conversation, of approximately 40 minutes, with Ricardo (Ziga), where we finalized details of the working groups that we have conducted bilaterally with the United States since February 4” on the phenomenon of migration that reaches the region , announced the Honduran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lisandro Rosales.
“I am happy that El Salvador and Guatemala are already starting these dialogues with the United States. Honduras started on February 4,” said Rosales. “With us they are already more advanced, we are already talking about specific issues”, observed the minister.
Last week, a Manhattan court sentenced former deputy Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernndez, the brother of the president, a life sentence, blaming him for the entry of 185,000 kilos of cocaine into the United States, with the help of state institutions.
Court judge Kevin Castel said the convict “acted as an intermediary in bribes to politicians, including his brother Juan Orlando Hernndez and the National Party”.
Castel added that in a meeting with Joaqun “El Chapo” Guzmn, a former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, “Tony” Hernndez “accepted the offer of $ 1 million in cash for his brother Juan Orlando’s presidential campaign in exchange for a promise of protection for your drug shipments and immunity “.
President Hernndez rejects the accusations and criticizes the courts of the United States for relying, according to him, on testimonies from former chemical dependents persecuted by the Honduran government in search of revenge. Your brother will appeal the sentence.
The Honduran president claims to have transcripts of recordings made by the United States Drug Control Administration (DEA) in 2013, where the traffickers who accuse him today assured that they could not negotiate with him.
“Tony Hernndez’s sentencing and sentencing is a reminder that there is no position powerful enough to protect you from facing justice when you violate United States drug laws by sending tons of cocaine to our country,” he said. once the agent in charge of the DEA Operations Division, Wendy Woolcock.
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